Thursday, June 21, 2012

Butter Chicken

This is the second chicken curry recipe Ive put up on the blog.
But this one got rave reviews and My Mate has declared this on the best curry ever!!

Butter Chicken

6-8 chicken thighs, diced
1 onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp curry powder and garam masala
1 tsp ground ginger and cumin
1 can condensed tomato soup
1/2 cup cream
fresh corriander, chopped.

Fry the chicken thighs is a little oil, until cooked.
Tip into an oven proof dish with a lid.
Fry off onion in a little oil until softened, add spiced stir to release flavours.
Add soup, stir and add to chicken.
Pop in the oven 180C, with the lid on, for an hour or so.
Stir through the cream.
Back in the oven for 30 min.
Serve with rice and sprinkle of corriander.

I added a diced potato and a handful of chopped green beans into the pot this time.
Also serve with mango chutney, cucumber raita and papadams.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sewing classes

Ive been teaching a friend to sew.
She doesn't really need much teaching actually, she's pretty good.
In fact she's already attempting things Im not sure Im good enough to sew!

In return she's teaching me to knit.
Perfect weather to knit at the moment.

Ive knitted both girls a neck warmer to wear to school.
Pretty quick and easy.
And now on the needles Ive got myself a larger cowl in 2 different colours of the softest Italian merino wool.
Hope it turns out!

What I like most about knitting is that you have to sit!!
With 3 kids I usually dont get much time to sit.
But its been "sit and knit" here for a few weeks!!

I borrowed every good knitting and sewing book from the local library today.
Plenty of inspiration to flick through over the weekend.